Seven Strategies for Maintaining Good Sleep Hygiene

Seven Strategies for Maintaining Good Sleep Hygiene

For most of my life, I've been a night owl productively creating and organizing well past a reasonable bed time. However, living in Arizona with two dogs, one of whom is leash reactive, means waking up early for summer walks.

In July in Tucson, 101 is the average high with 74 as the low. Now 74 doesn't sound that bad, but if you truly want to exercise with your dog in that cooler range, then you're waking up at 4:30am because it really does take all night for the earth to cool off. And once the sun is up, you're feeling the heat by 7am.

After being the person who pulled all nighters in college, and stayed up late grading papers when I was teaching, I had to learn to be a morning person. Read more about the seven strategies that helped me.

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Book Review: Dog Health Care: 7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy by Rachele Baker, DVM

Book Review: Dog Health Care: 7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy by Rachele Baker, DVM

Meet Rachele Baker, DVM, and her Golden Retriever Savannah! Dr. Baker’s book Dog Health Care: 7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy gets my recommendation as a practical and accessible guide for any pet parent who’s looking to help their best friend live a healthier life. And who doesn’t want their dog to be their healthiest self?

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A Realistic Plan for Supplementing Commercial Kibble with People Food

A Realistic Plan for Supplementing Commercial Kibble with People Food

After researching a great deal about dog nutrition and dog food options, we decided not to feed Bernie a raw diet. With his atypical Addison's Disease we just can't risk him getting salmonella poisoning. Plus, I learned that most therapy dogs are not allowed to eat raw diets.

Since we decided upon a high quality kibble, I started adding some human food every once in a while. After watching Rodney Habib's TEDx Talk, I've been adding people food in almost every meal.

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